This was my thinking on the subject, too. I hope we're right, because I just put Valvoline synthetic ATF in my sled yesterday.Originally posted by z800rtx@Nov 12 2002, 11:01 AM
It's fine to use.An automatic transmission runs at much higher temps than a snowmobile chaincase. It is used in
auto trannies and transfer cases dealing with 500ft+lbs
torque so a little snowmobile is not a problem.
Because it's expensive. People think you NEED to run doo chaincase oil in a doo chaincase (or whatever manufacturer) when maybe Valvoline is actually better????Originally posted by sledcrazy@Nov 12 2002, 12:06 PM
atf will probably work, but why not get the stuff thats actually MADE for the sled and the chaincase?
That's what I'm trying to get at..I doubt there's much difference, if any. It just costs more because it's got that factory label on it. They're praying on Average Joe's ignorance. Joe thinks he needs Skidoo oil for his Skidoo chaincase when reallyithe lube is made by Quaker State and just put into a different bottle.Originally posted by ZR Sled Head@Nov 12 2002, 04:02 PM
If ATF did just as good a job with it costing less than ATF do you not think the mfgs would opt for using it as the factory fill?